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The First Text Message Was Sent 19 Years Ago Today

Jason English

This is bound to come up. Follow @mental_floss on Twitter for more pub quiz

Weekend Links: Ugly Renaissance Babies

Allison Keene

This has got to be my favorite meme of the year: Ugly Renaissance Babies. Anytime someone can turn classic art or literature into something accessible and funny, I appreciate it. Know of more?

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

"Britney Spears" is an Anagram for "Presbyterians"

Jason English

© Lucas Jackson/Reuters/Corbis As the great John Green informed us back in 2006 during his stint as a mental_floss blogger, "Britney Spears" is an anagram for "Presbyterians."

The Late Movies: and the Bride on Drums

Miss Cellania

When you plan and prepare your wedding, get yourself a pair of drumsticks and make sure your dress will fit behind a trap set.

A Classic Tale of Pre-Teen Embarrassment and Geography

Colin Patrick

The pre-teen years are typically pretty awkward. Luckily, most of us enjoyed the benefit of not having those moments broadcast to the TV masses. Gregg Gethard wasn’t quite so fortunate.

Attention Birmingham: Mental Floss Is Coming to Town (with Mo Rocca!)

Jason English

Mark your calendars! At 8pm on Friday, December 16th, UAB's Alys Stephens Center is hosting their Annual Holiday Comedy Show starring Mo Rocca.

How You Acquired the Last Book You Read

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

The $6,400 Remote-Controllable "Toilet of Tomorrow"

Chris Higgins

In case you missed the new hotness back in October, I have bad news: your toilet is obsolete. BEHOLD, THE TOILET OF TOMORROW!

The Sith who Stole Christmas

David K. Israel

This one isn't going to last very long on YouTube. Too many copyright issues going on here. So get a look before they pull the audio off it, or the video down entirely. Pretty clever, I think!

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Dog Shoots Man A man in Brigham City, Utah was shot by his own dog during a duck hunt. The unnamed man and a friend were hunting Sunday using a boat.

Brain Game: The $100K Question

(No, we're not giving away cash. Sorry!) It's Free-for-all Friday here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Baseball in Space

Miss Cellania

The words "occupy" and "occupation" are used every day for both citizen protests and international operations.

The Great Down-Sell

David K. Israel

Some of you long-time loyal readers might recall Jason English's funny/sad saga back in 2007 about the time his cellphone provider over-billed him for more than $600.

The Late Movies: Guess the Theme 31

Mark Arminio

It's time once again for the game that is, given the autumnal season, raking its way across the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below having something in common.

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